Tag: encryption

by Julie Keck

1. Online release of story on nail salon hazards leads to emergency measures in New York (Sarah Maslin Nir / New York Times) 2. After CNN, a new start helping journalists embrace ‘the wearable revolution’ (Katie Hawkins-Gaar / Poynter) 3. Netflix’s Reed Hastings predicts the future of TV over the next 20 years (Zac Seward […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. FBI slammed on Capitol Hill for ‘stupid’ ideas about encryption (Patrick Howell O’Neill / Daily Dot) 2. Google and Facebook are our frenemy. Beware (Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. In earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the BBC is using messaging app Viber to share information and safety tips (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. Twitter […] more »

by Geoffrey King

Attempts by the French government last week to use vague legislation to block five websites for “condoning terrorism” would be troubling anywhere, but it is especially tragic coming from the country that gave us the champion of free speech and tolerance, and Voltaire. The move appears to be part of a wider campaign by French authorities […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. FCC kicks off push to regulate Internet TV services like cable (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 2. “Ed Snowden taught me to smuggle secrets past incredible danger. Now I teach you.” (Micah Lee / The Intercept) 3. Digital chief Denise Warren leaves the Times (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) 4. Behind the scenes, Storyful […] more »

by Geoffrey King

The following is a guest post from CPJ. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here. Last week, the Brookings Institution hosted a discussion with FBI Director James B. Comey, who made the case that steps taken by Apple and Google to protect user privacy were damaging the FBI’s efforts to fight crime and safeguard U.S. […] more »

by Tom Lowenthal

The year is 1991, the month April. EMF is playing on the radio. The term “cyberspace” has existed for only half a decade. The world wide web won’t exist for another four months. The software engineer Linus Torvalds has only just started work on the Linux operating system. The fastest computer you can own has […] more »

by Geoffrey King

Earlier this month, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration announced a new policy requiring that travelers to the United States turn on their devices at the request of airport security personnel. Devices that cannot be powered on will be barred from the aircraft, and passengers in possession of such devices may also be subjected to additional screening. While […] more »

by Andrew Ford Lyons

The following is a guest post. See more information about MediaShift guest posts here. In this post I’m going to bang on a rather popular drum: Journalists need to know how encryption works … and use it. It’s a statement that’s common among digital security experts. The Rory Peck Trust, where I work, focuses on freelancers, […] more »

by Denise Lu

With the NSA constantly popping up in headlines this year, it’s important to look into how to protect journalists who need to communicate with confidential sources. The Freedom of the Press Foundation aims to support and defend transparency journalism in an era when it is especially scrutinized. The foundation recently announced a crowdfunded campaign to […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Yahoo buys video creation app Qwiki for about $50 million (AllThingsD) 2. Twitter testing a new translation tool (mediabistro) 3. Encryption works: How to protect your privacy in the age of NSA surveillance (Press Freedom Foundation) 4. TV news searches for a 21st century winning model (Fiscal Times) 5. Esquire sells a new story online for the first time (Nieman Lab) 6. YouTube renews Vevo […] more »